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13 dead in Agra-Lucknow Expressway accident

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Ferozabad, 13 Feb : Thirteen people were killed and 31 others injured as the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.

The accident took place on Wednesday night in Firozabad. All the injured have been admitted to the Sefai medical college. Vishwa Deepak, Medical Officer, Emergency Ward of Sefai Mini PGI, said: “At least 31 injured patients have been admitted to the hospital and 13 were brought dead.”

Superintendent of Police (Rural) Rajesh Kumar said: “The sleeper bus was going from Delhi to Motihari (Bihar). The double-decker bus hit the container truck from behind.”

Taking cognizance of the accident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed the District Magistrate and Senior Superintendent of police to reach the spot and oversee relief work.

He also issued directives for proper treatment of the injured.

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CoronaVirus : Modi to address nation again tonight

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New Delhi, 24 March : Amid the total lockdown in many states and increase in novel coronavirus positive cases in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he will address the nation again at 8 pm on Tuesday.

“Will address the nation at 8pm today on the vital aspects relating to the menace of COVID-19,” Modi said in a tweet.

On Tuesday, India’s total coronavirus positive cases rose to 446, with nine deaths across the country, 36 cases of cured patients.

The Prime Minister had addressed the nation on Thursday night as well and appealed for Janata Curfew between 7 am and 9 pm on Sunday.

Modi had also talked about the steps taken by the government to combat Covid-19.

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Chouhan sworn in as Madhya Pradesh CM

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Bhopal, 23 March : Shivraj Singh Chouhan was sworn in as the 32nd Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh at 9 pm on Monday. Governor Lalji Tandon administered the oath of office and secrecy to him at an austere ceremony.

Chouhan was re-elected the BJP Legislature Party chief in a meeting at the party’s state headquarters on Monday. This facilitated his reappointment as chief minister for a record fourth time. Besides Arjun Singh and Shyama Charan Shukla who have held the post thrice each Chouhan is the third leader to do so. He has also been the longest serving chief minister of the state so far. Chouhan who was first elected MLA in 1990 went on to be the member of Lok Sabha in 1996 and returned to the state in 2005.

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Post Delhi Polls, LPG Price Hiked By Rs 144 Per Cylinder

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New Delhi: Barely a day after the poll process in Delhi concluded with the AAP bagging 62 seats, the prices of LPG cylinders were hiked by a steep Rs 144.50 to Rs 858.50 per cylinder on Wednesday.

This was one of the steepest increases in LPG prices in over 5 years. A
non-subsidised 14.2 kg cylinder will now cost Rs 858.50 in New Delhi, Rs 896 in Kolkata, Rs 829.50 in Mumbai and Rs 881 in Chennai.

Usually LPG prices are revised on the 1st of every month, however, amid Delhi elections the process was deliberately delayed.

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